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October 29, 2013

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October, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold in San Diego Claimed


SACRAMENTO – Georgina Alarcon is a busy lady. So busy in fact, that she didn’t have time to check her Fantasy 5 ticket for almost a week. Once Alarcon did check it, she came away with a big surprise – a surprise worth $186,783.

Alarcon’s daughter explained what happened after her mom won the big prize, “She was so excited, she couldn’t speak. She had to have someone else call me because she literally couldn’t talk.” Alarcon says she plans to put a down payment on a house, buy a car and save for her daughter’s college education.

Alarcon purchased her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 1150 Broadway in San Diego where she stops often to buy coffee.  Her ticket matched all five winning numbers, which were 33, 38, 26, 9 and 19.  She did not choose the lucky numbers, they were a Quick Pick®.

Fantasy 5 offers some of the best odds of any California Lottery game. A player wins the Fantasy 5 jackpot simply by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day. The top prize starts at $50,000 and increases daily until it is hit. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers.

And be sure to participate in the California Lottery’s Fantasy 5 – 2nd Chance promotion. For every purchase of $5 or more of Fantasy 5 on a single ticket you will automatically receive a Fantasy 5 – 2nd Chance code. Enter the code at 5/ to participate in weekly draws for a chance to win cash prizes up to $10,000.

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